Dictionary.com

unconformable

[ uhn-kuhn-fawr-muh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈfɔr mə bəl /
Save This Word!

adjective
not conformable; not conforming.
Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of unconformable

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + conformable

OTHER WORDS FROM unconformable

un·con·form·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·con·form·a·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use unconformable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unconformable

unconformable
/ (ˌʌnkənˈfɔːməbəl) /

adjective
not conformable or conforming
(of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition

Derived forms of unconformable

unconformability or unconformableness, noununconformably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK